Internet of Shit

Internet of Things

This Tool Shows Exposed Cameras Around Your Neighbourhood

Through a novel marrying of different tools, Kamerka can take an address, landmark, or coordinates and display exposed internet connected cameras on a map.
Joseph Cox
11.5.18
security

California Is Making It Illegal for Devices to Have Shitty Default Passwords

The law only applies to passwords that come pre-programmed into devices, but it’s still a step in the right direction.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.5.18
Internet of Shit

New California Law Aims to Fix the Internet of Broken Things

But security experts say it will take a lot more than regulation to fix this particular dumpster fire.
Karl Bode
9.19.18
IoT

The Internet of Things Needs Food Safety-Style Ratings for Privacy and Security

Consumer Reports is the first to integrate privacy and security in reviews in a bid to fix the internet of broken things.
Karl Bode
8.9.18
Hacking

Hackers Could Cause Havoc By Pwning Internet-Connected Irrigation Systems

Researchers at a university in Israel have found ways to turn smart irrigation systems into a botnet that could theoretically drain some of a city’s water reserves. But don’t panic.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.8.18
Internet of Shit

Bikeshare System Hacked, Required to ‘Manually Update’ 2,000 Bikes

Copenhagen-based Bycyklen staff had to reboot every bike in its 100-dock system, thanks to a hacker.
Samantha Cole
5.9.18
wasted

A New Internet of Things Botnet Originated on 'Grand Theft Auto' Servers

Attackers said “God’s wrath will be employed against the IP that you provide us.”
Mack DeGeurin
2.15.18
Internet of Shit

Researchers Find Flaw That Could Turn LG Robot Vacuums Into Perfect Spying Machines

The bug is just the latest in a long, seemingly endless list of flaws found in so-called smart devices.
Lucian Constantin
10.26.17
def con

Watch a Hacked, Internet-Connected Car Wash Repeatedly Attack a Car

It's the first example showing a connected device being used to physically attack someone.
Kim Zetter
7.28.17
def con

Car Wash Hack Can Strike Vehicle, Trap Passengers, Douse Them With Water

"We believe this to be the first exploit of a connected device that causes the device to physically attack someone," researchers presenting the proof-of-concept say.
Kim Zetter
7.26.17
before its too late

The US Needs to Get Serious About Securing the Internet of Hackable Things

In an exclusive Motherboard op-ed, US Senator Mark Warner says last month's global WannaCry ransomware attack should be a wake up call for connected device security.
Mark Warner
6.8.17
Mirai

Mining Bitcoin With Toasters Is the Dumbest Use of the Mirai Botnet

Good job.
Jordan Pearson
4.11.17